Spousal Support

Fight for fair spousal support orders with help from the Law Office of Michael L. Fell.

Whether you are the partner who will be paying spousal support after a divorce or legal separation, or the one who will be receiving it, your spousal support order will have a big impact on your financial future. You absolutely cannot afford to move forward without a detailed understanding of how spousal support is determined and what your rights under the law are. Fortunately, you can get the compassionate and effective representation you need to fight for fair spousal support at the Law Office of Michael L. Fell.

We Understand the Factors for Determining Spousal Support

The purpose of spousal support is to help the supported spouse to continue to maintain the standard of living they enjoyed during the marriage. Since different couples have different standards of living, different incomes, and different liabilities, it is important that you know the issues associated with both temporary and permanent support. California law instructs us to consider a variety of different factors including:

  • Length of the marriage
  • Standard of living while married
  • Earning capacity of the spouse requesting support
  • Other spouse’s ability to pay support
  • Age and health of both spouses
  • Division of assets and debts
  • Custody arrangements for any children
  • Any history of domestic violence towards a spouse or a child
  • Existence of any pre-nuptial agreement

At the Law Office of Michael L. Fell, we understand how to analyze these different factors and use them to arrive at a fair and appropriate spousal support calculation. If you are hoping to resolve your divorce with mediation, we can prepare you to go into the process with a detailed understanding of what amount of spousal support would be reasonable for you to agree to. If your divorce is contested and your spousal support order will need to be decided by a judge, we can help you gather all the relevant evidence and make sure it is presented to the judge in a way that is advantageous to you.

Need to Change an Existing Spousal Support Order?

If a judge has already signed off on a spousal support order in your case and you need it changed, you can request a modification. After many years of experience, we can provide honest and professional advice regarding your chances of success in securing a modification in your specific case. We can help gather and present evidence that will support your position.

Call Now to Learn More

If you would like to learn more about how a spousal support attorney can help with your case, please contact us at (949) 585-9055 . We’ll be happy to set up a free initial consultation with our firm’s family law attorney, Michelle L. Tran. Attorney Tran has over 200 hours of specialized family law training and she can help you navigate the Family Court process with ease.

Spousal Support